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Opera in the 20th century

The history of twentieth century opera. 1976A.

A lot of things happened in 1976. The Eurovision Song Contest, which was held in The Hague, was won by the ‘Brotherhood of Man’ with the song: ‘Save your kisses for me’. And Enio Morricone topped the charts with his ‘Once Upon a Time in the West’. There were many fine classical music premiers as well, such as: Mi-parti by Witold Lutosławski and Boris Tsjaikovski’s String Quartet No. 6. In the land of opera modernism took off. Philip Glass released his first, minimalist, opera which definitively cemented his name in the world of opera.

In this episode excerpts of:

  • Rodion Shchedrin- Dode Zielen (Мёртвые души)
  • Philip Glass- Einstein on the Beach
  • Benjamin Britten- Paul Bunyan


Other opera and operetta productions from 1976:

  • Carlisle Floyd- Bilby’ Doll
  • Samuel Adler- The Disappointment
  • Gian Carlo Menotti- The Hero
  • Ulysses Kay- Jubilee
  • Giselher Klebe- Das Mädchen aus Domrémy
  • William Walton- Troilus and Cressida
  • Hans Werner Henze- Wir erreichen den Fluss
  • Dominick Argento- The Voyage of Edgar Allen Poe
  • Ned Rorem-Hearing
  • Udo Zimmermann- Der Schuhu und die fliegende Prinzessin
  • Hugo Weisgall- Jenny, or The Hundred Nights
  • Thomas Pasatieri- Inés de Castro
  • Thomas Pasatieri- Washington Square
  • Yuliy Meitus- Рихард Зорге
  • Gottfried von Einem- Kabale und Liebe
  • Andrei Esphai- Angara (ballet)
  • William Walton- Troilu & Cressida
  • Ned Rorem- Hearing
  • Meredith Monk- Quarry
  • Iain Hamilton- Tamberlaine
  • Wolfgang Rihm- Faust und Yorick
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